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Old 05-27-2004, 09:22 PM   #1
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wlan installing

Im using red hat linux 7.3
I have a supported wlan card a netgear card
I am trying to install the Prism package for my wlan card but I am clueless on what I am doing.

It says you need to compile the kernal and stuff well how do I do that?
Second it says to run make config so I do
it asks me a few questions then when it gets to where my linux kernal is locacted it says /usr/bin/linux for my src or somthing along those lines and then I get an error because linux src isnt located there
HELP please I am not very linux proficient but I would like to be I hate WINBLOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 05-28-2004, 02:34 AM   #2
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First, do you have the kernel source installed? Chances are if you didn't choose to install it or didn't do a full install, it's not there.

Second, when it askes you the location of the kernel source, put in the location. You may have to look for it using the find or whereis commands. Check the man pages of these commands because I don't know the exact command that would work. You want to look for stuff like kernel or kernel-source or other variations.

That's about all the advice I can give, I'm still pretty new at Linux.
Old 06-01-2004, 04:46 AM   #3
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Well, Im trying to install the same wlan netgear card on a p133-32mb with redhat9 on it. i would really appreciate it if you would tell me how you managed to do it to give me an idea.

Old 06-01-2004, 02:43 PM   #4
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so far mate its not going well because of a few little things that dont work too well with the way it compiles. I have another topic about it going in the WLAN forum in networking just look for my name its got some decent info about whats going on. If I ever get it installed I will list detailed step by step instructions on how it is suppose to be installed.
Old 06-02-2004, 01:20 PM   #5
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Here is what I think you need to do:
1-Install your kernel source-Don't ask me how. I can't figure it out but I will give you directions from a post that was directed to me
2-Go and download the latest version of linux-wlan-ng from
3-Install it using the directions that they give you.

Originally posted by Hangdog42
The first thing to do is to find out what kernel version your using. If you don't know, the command uname -a will tell you. If you burned more than one CD ( or if you bought RH), then the source file ought to be on one of the disks. If I remember correctly it is called kernel.versionnumber.src.rpm. If you don't have it on CD, check the Redhat site. Just be sure that the version number you download is the same as the kernel you're using.

After you have the file, just install it the way you would any other RPM.

Old 06-04-2004, 01:38 AM   #6
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whoa whoa whoa did I download the wrong version you think? I found some redhat 9 discs around the house and upgraded to it.

During the install it asked where the kernal source was it put and it workked like this
/usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8 and that took for that but is it possible I dont even have the right one for my kernal ?


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